February Issue – Uxbridge Town Talk
It is a bitterly cold winter day as I’m writing this, with the wind snapping outside and angry snowflakes hitting the window. Thank goodness in February we have two reasons to celebrate: Valentine’s and Family days.
Both are about love, which brings much-needed warmth to these long winter days. It’s been interesting to watch how holidays change once you have a family. February 14 is no longer just about my husband and I, but about decorating the house with pink and red streamers, heart window clings in our living room and cinnamon candies in a dish at the kitchen table, all for our wee girls. Still love, just in a different form.
This month we did a different take on our local products, and instead wrote about free or low-cost ways to show your loved ones you care. See page 21 for our ideas, and thanks to the fans on our Facebook page for suggesting the idea. You’ll also see their thoughts on what an ideal Valentine would be on our Tidbits page.
Then you must read the charming story of Ernie and Yvonne Stokes, our Faces of Uxbridge subjects who share their secret to lasting love, 43 years into their marriage.
Read on for the Ice Man’s story, a group of ladies weaving milk bags for street children, a local business owner bringing a taste of Hollywood home, and much more. Be sure to see all the events planned for Family Day in town, too!
Next month we will celebrate spring and also the seniors of Uxbridge. We’d love any story ideas you have – local seniors doing great things, challenges and photos – so please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 905 862 3747.